Beautifully written and thought provoking, Katy! That graphic with the plastic taken from a baby bird will stick with me for a long time. I read an article once about a zero waste family whose trash for the whole year fits into a mason jar. It also left a permanent impression on me. I’ll look for it and see if I can find it online to share with you. It’s always bothered me that I see so much trash in other people’s recycling bins and in the bins at work. I take great care to omit the pizza boxes, styrofoam and plastic bags (which go to the store drop off) and make sure everything is clean and dry but my stuff is probably just jumbled in with all the trash. I look forward to your next post!